Penile Ultrasound in Long Island, NY

Dr. Peters offers advanced diagnostic testing: Penile Ultrasound with Color Doppler 

This an advanced study performed by Dr. Peters in his office. Penile Doppler Ultrasound allows Dr. Peters to look closely at the overall anatomy of the penis, to try to get a better understanding of your sexual dysfunction. Ultrasound allows Dr. Peters to visualize the tiny arteries in the penis, and assess the speed of the blood flow in the penis during an erection. Call (631) 444-3641 to schedule an appointment in Commack, NY today

Advantages of Ultrasound:

Ultra-sound
What is Ultrasound?
  • minimally invasive
  • painless
  • No radiation exposure

Indications for Penile Doppler Ultrasound:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Penile curvature (Peyronie’s Disease)
  • prolonged erection lasting longer than 3-4 hours (Priapism)
  • Masses in the Penis
  • Penile “Fracture” or Trauma
  • Urethral stricture (scar tissue)

 

  • The patient lies flat his back on the examination table, fully awake and draped from the waist down
  • A penile injection is administered to induce an erection
  • Lubrication is applied to the penis shaft
  • Ultrasound of the penis is gently performed with a small hand-held ultrasound probe along the penis shaft
  • Ultrasound typically occurs while the penis is both flaccid (soft) and erect (rigid)

Note: Ultrasound of the penis is painless; however a small “pinch” if felt from the penile injection, and is typically very well tolerated

In some cases, plaque can be identified in these penile arteries. Plaque may also be present in the coronary arteries of the heart,  as well as the arteries that supply blood to the brain.   If blood flowing through a coronary artery is blocked, then a “heart attack” or myocardial infarction may occur. If blood flowing to the brain is blocked, then a brain attack, or “stroke”, may occur.

When Dr. Peters detects abnormal findings on ultrasound of the penis, particularly in young male patients, he works closely with Primary Care Providers and Cardiologists to ensure the patient is not at serious risk for heart attack or stroke.  Dr. Peters and an Ultrasound technician perform Penile Ultrasound together in his Men’s Health practice

Call 631-444-3641 to schedule an advanced diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Peters today!

Call (631) 444-3641